Catch a Star!

... The Winners!

This webpage will soon be updated with the names of the winners.

The First Prize is a free trip in early 2003 for the members of the group to the ESO Paranal Observatory in Chile, the site of the ESO Very Large Telescope (VLT) (*). Here you will meet some of the ESO astronomers and be present during a night of observations at one of the world's most advanced optical telescopes.

First Prize Winner : Lottery no. 101

The Second Prize is a free trip for the members of the group to the ESO Headquarters in Garching (Bavaria, Germany) . Also here you will meet ESO astronomers and have an opportunity to learn more about front-line astronomy. Visits to some other interesting sites in the Munich area will also be arranged.

Second Prize Winner : Lottery no. 067

The Third Prize is a free trip for the members of the group to the Königsleiten observatory and planetarium in the Austrian Alps. This is one of the best sites for observing the sky from the European continent.

Third Prize Winner : Lottery no. 086

The Fourth Prize is a free trip for the members of the group to the famous Cité de l'Espace (Toulouse, France) .

Fourth Prize Winner : Lottery no. 015

4 sets of the new ESO CD-ROM , published in November 2002 (each member of the four winning groups will receive a personal copy of the CD-ROM and there will also be one for the libraries at their respective schools).

The winners are : Lottery nos. 039 , 014 , 045 and 019

4 Sets of the new ESO book , published in September 2002 (one book to each member of the winning groups and one to the school libraries)

The winners are : Lottery nos. 011 , 079 , 058 and 008

4 Sets of the new ESO Video , released in November 2002 (one to each member of the winning groups and one to the school libraries)

The winners are : Lottery nos. 025 , 061 , 010 and 069

4 Sets of ESO posters (each winning group will receive one full set of 10 posters and four other full sets will be given to the school libraries)

The winners are : Lottery nos. 088 , 091 , 119 and 004

The school with most accepted entries will win a special (surprise!) prize , to be announced at the end of the drawing.

The winning schools are in Wiener Neustadt (Austria) and in Varna (Bulgaria) . Each of these schools will be visited by an astronomer from ESO who will talk with the students and their teachers about modern astronomy now being done at ESO and also bring some nice materials along.

All members of winning groups will also receive a personal certificate .